BLOGMAS 2019 DAY 27 : Five-Star Reads Predictions for 2020

I’ve fallen down the booktubers worm-hole A LOT this year, and have a bunch of new features that I’m hoping to incorporate into the blog in 2020. One of which I’ve fallen in love with after seeing it featured on both BooksandLala and Chandler Ainsley is the 2020 five-star predictions posts.

As the name suggests, the books listed below are books I feel like are destined to be to five-star reads for me in the year 2020. Ideally, in December 2020, I will do a follow-up post to this one, giving feedback on the books read and my experiences; fingers crossed they are all five-star reads! Continue reading

Last Chance Reminder: Heart Of The Town Signing is Happening Today!

To celeberate the release of their new rural bindup collection, S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine are having a local book signing and they would love for you to come!


WHO: S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine

WHERE: Big W Charlestown

WHAT: Book Signing

WHEN: Saturday 28th July at 10 am

 

Come along on Saturday 28th July at 10 am and say hello to S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine and get your book signed.

 

Local Book Signing: S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine

To celeberate the release of their new rural bindup collection, S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine are having a local book signing and they would love for you to come!


WHO: S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine

WHERE: Big W Charlestown

WHAT: Book Signing

WHEN: Saturday 28th July at 10 am

 

Come along on Saturday 28th July at 10 am and say hello to S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine and get your book signed.

 

Waiting On Wednesday: Heart Of The Town (Mindalby Outback Romance Series) by S.E. Gilchrist, Susanne Bellamy, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine

Weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

 

Published by: Harlequin Australia

Expected Publication: 23rd July 2018

 

Can its determined inhabitants save a dying country town? Four different writers tell the story of Mindalby, a beautiful country town threatened with extinction when its cotton mill closes.

Cotton Field Dreams by S.E. Gilchrist

Sasha comes to the small town of Mindalby to recover from a traumatic event with vengeance on her mind – the last thing she wants is a relationship. Local single dad, Cole, is drawn to this smart determined nurse, but could Sasha’ secrets destroy the relationship before it has begun?

Starting Over by Susanne Bellamy

When fashion designer Serena Quinlan arrives in Mindalby for the annual cotton festival she meets local leather worker Paul Carey and commissions him to create accessories for her designs. Their mutual attraction is powerful, but hampered by Serena’s search for her father and the arrival of her ex–fiance. When Serena uncovers the truth of her birth, will it blow their budding relationship apart?

More than a Promise by Lauren K McKellar

Asher is struggling to keep her head above water. With her job at the real estate agent, her father’s addiction to the bottle, her absentee mother’s increasingly pushy text messages and trying to be a good mum to daughter Dakota, she has no time for relationships…even if Flynn Carmichael is the most beautiful man she’s ever seen.

A Daughter’s Choice by Lee Christine

Lynsey Carter’s relationship with her father is fraught, so when she hears that the cotton mill that is her birthright has closed down (and her father is lying low), she returns to Mindalby to support her mother and seek out answers. Torn between family loyalty and duty to the community and an old passion for Julian Stone, her high school sweetheart, Lynsey has a lot to deal with. More than that, she has built a life for herself away from Mindalby. How can she stay there now?

 

LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING:

WHO: S.E. Gilchrist, Lauren K. McKellar and Lee Christine

WHERE: Big W Charlestown

WHAT: Book Signing

WHEN: Saturday 28th July at 10 am

3rd Birthday Celebration Giveaway Day 4: A Bindarra Creek Romance

If you’ve been following me for a while now then you know that I’m huge supporter of local industries and talent. So what better way to support local authors then to showcase some of them on here and give a couple of their books away while I’m at it!

Last year a group of local authors got together and came up with the Bindarra Creek Romance Series. The idea was simple, 13 authors and 13 new stories released over 13 months.

Bindarra Creek Romance

13 romances.      13 authors.      13 months.

Welcome to Bindarra Creek, a struggling country community whose townspeople work hard and love deeply.  Set in the tablelands of New England, Australia, the fictional Bindarra Creek is a drought stricken community full of intrigue, adventure, drama and honest country goodness. Life and love in a small country town has never been more challenging.

 

While the authors set out to give life to a struggling fictional rural town in Australia, what they have created is a family of characters, lives and livelihoods that live within this very country, and will be sure to take up space in your heart. As each book is written by a different author, they each feature new characters who are bold and bright and leap of the page. But they are also unique and written not only beautifully, but differently so that there is something there for each and every one of us. Click on the cover to be taken to that books goodreads entry to learn more or to see the complete list of books in this series click here.

 

Personally I love what this talented group of ladies have managed to do and today I’m giving TWO readers the chance to win ONE ebook of their choosing from the series.

To go in the draw to win leave a comment on this post telling me what is about rural romance stories that you love. Is it the settings? The characters? Do you have a favourite author/character/book?

This giveaway is open internationally and will end at Midnight on Sunday 7th February with winners announced Monday the 8th February by email and on the blog.

 

Do you Like Free Stuff?

I know it’s a stupid question, because let’s face it who doesn’t like getting things for free!

For a short time only It happened At Cafe Nix is available for free on Wattpad!

A day in the life of a famous café.  
A chapter in the life of favourite characters.  
A story about how life can get in the way of love.
14 Authors – 15 Happy Endings

Long distance relationships don’t work
Nix Sutherland is at a crossroads. She loves running the family business, the famous Sydney Harbourside Cafe Nix, and she also loves Linc, whose vet practice is in Melbourne.

After months of jumping on planes and swapping cities, both of them too stressed and tried to enjoy being together, it’s all come to a head. In the middle of a typically busy day at the cafe that includes everything from broken hearts to breaking waters, cops to canoodling couples, Nix realises that loving the cafe means giving up Linc.

Meet Nix and characters from the novels of favourite Escape Publishing authors in fresh original shorts, and experience a day in the life of Cafe Nix.

Who are the Cafe Nix authors?
In order of appearance they are:
Elizabeth DunkThe Silver-haired Saviour:  In the style of The Lies We Tell
Juanita KeesUnder His Persuasion:  Characters from Tag Raiders Series
Sandra AntonelliNiagara Falls at Cafe Nix:  Characters from Driving in Neutral
Jane O’Reilly: Hunk of the Month:  Characters from The Holiday Survival Guide
Nicole Flockton: Bound by Their Wedding Plans:  Characters from Bound By His Desire
Cate Ellink: Deeper Diving:  Characters from Deep Diving
Ros Baxter: Stand and Deliver:  Characters from Lingerie for Felons
Jenny Schwartz: Kissing Time:  Characters from Hero Duty
Ainslie Paton: No Dick Moves:  Characters from Insecure
Jennie Jones: 12 Bells and a Baby:  Characters from Swallows Fall series
Lee Christine: In Safe Company:  Characters from Grace & Poole series
Lily Malone: Angry Birds and Turtle Doves:  Characters from So Far Into You
Rhian Cahill: Christmas Wishes Do Come True: Characters from Christmas Wishes
Amy Andrews: Risqué Business:  Characters from Risky Business

Where can you get It Happened at Café Nix?
It will be released on Wattpad on April 2 and later will be available as a complete volume through Smashwords.

*Information found via Escape Publishing website*

Personally I’m hugely exited for these stories and can’t wait to read them! So head on over to Wattpad to read them now! It’s actually pretty well planned that this collection releases this week, afterall what are long weekends for if not reading? You know where I will be 🙂

UPDATE: As of Friday 3rd April, Wattpad are reporting 1.5 thousand people have read these stories! So you know they must be good, and FREE!

 

 

AUSTRALIA DAY BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY Winners!

Firstly I want to apologise for how long it has taken me to be able to draw this, if you saw my morning post today then you’d know I’ve had a lot of problems since Australia Day pretty much with internet issues and thus have been MIA. Well the aforementioned problems have been fixed (finally!) and I’ve finally able to draw the two lucky winners of the AUSTRALIA DAY BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!

Thank you to everyone who visited the blog over the long weekend and left a comment to enter for either of the books. If I could I would give you all a book for supporting my blog and the giveaway, but alas I work in retail and the pay’s just not that great so I can’t 😦 Sorry!Both winners were drawn using Random.org which is a true number generator (every comment was assigned a number and if number generator choose your number you won). So without further ado I present to you the winners of the two books:

Congratulations goes to STEF who won the ecopy of Lee Christine’s In Safe Keeping!

 

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Congrautlations to Susan Wheelan who won the signed hardback copy of Kurt Fearnley’s Sports Biography.

Both winners have been contacted by email with directions on how to claim their prizes! Congratulations once again to Stef and Susan Wheelan. I hope you enjoy the books!